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Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding

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Overview
Wondering what to do in Lima, this is a full day tour from Lima visiting the Pacific beach town of Paracas as well as the desert oasis of Huacachina. Enjoy seeing wildlife in their natural environment to a thrilling desert adventure with a professional guide. For this full day tour the pick up from your Lima hotel or hostel is included, as well as drop off. This tour is good for couples, good for solo travelers and good for big groups. The perfect 1 day escape from the city of Lima!
Highlights
  • Spot native marine life up-close in the Paracas National Reserve 
  • Zoom up South America’s largest dunes by dune buggy and try sandboarding
  • Enjoy views over the coastal and desert landscapes outside Lima
  • Hassle-free round-trip travel from your accommodation in central Lima
What to Expect
Get picked up in the morning at your central Lima accommodation, transfer to the coastal town of Paracas by direct bus, and hop aboard a speedboat. The adventure begins as you zip out across the waves to the Ballestas Islands in the Paracas National Reserve. On arrival, watch native marine species including birds, penguins, and sea lions in their natural habitat. Your informative guide provides insight into the animals’ behavior and environment while you capture the scenery on camera. Return to Paracas and continue to Huacachina, a remote oasis in the Ica Desert and home to the biggest dunes in South America. Zoom across the sand by dune buggy and give sandboarding a try. With your powerful buggy to help you reach the top of the dunes, you’ll save plenty of energy for sandboarding.  Depart Huacachina and return in comfort to your Lima accommodation, where your tour ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Diagonal 140, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Traveler pickup is offered
For this tour and activity: If staying outside of these areas or at a residential address, then please select our central meeting point: MC DONALDS, PARQUE KENNEDY - MIRAFLORES as your pick-up location.
Departure Time
6:00 AM
Duration
18h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Guided bus transport
  • Ballestas Islands Tour in Paracas
  • Dune Buggy and Sandboarding in Huacachina
  • Hotel/hostel pickups and drop-offs
  • Entry/Admission - Islas Ballestas
  • Entry/Admission - Oasis of Huacachina
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend you to bring the following items:
  • Please bring breakfast with you (direct bus).
  • Please don’t be late, as bus must leave on time to do Ballestas Islands at 10:00 am.
  • Bring sunscreen, it is hot all year round in Paracas and Huacachina.
  • Food is not included, although we have discounts in many restaurants.
  • See itinerary for hour by hour plan.
  • Important holidays: Easter weekend April 18-21 and July 28-30 is Independence Day Celebration in Peru: The pick-up time will be 1 hour before the usual time, Sandboarding/dunebuggy (Huacachina) only 1 hour (all operators) and Ballestas Islands (Paracas) only1 hour and 30 minutes (all operators)
  • Adult pricing applies to all travellers
  • Warm weather all year round. Light-weight jumper/jacket for speedboat ride to Ballestas. Closed-toe footwear for Sandboarding.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Peru Hop did an amazing job with our tour to Paracas and Huacachina. The bus was comfy and they provide blankets to keep you warm. They were very organized and accommodating. We experienced an extreme delay on our way home due to an accident. However, Peru Hop did an active job
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We went on a tour with Peru Hop to Huacachina. Our experience was absolutely shocking . Our guide was rude and not very helpful . The information we received regarding our tour was not the same as on the day of our tour . We arrived back in Lima around 11.50pm however on our
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My husband and I decided to go to Peru to celebrate our anniversary. We decided to use Peru Hop to see Huacachia and Paracas. It was a great decision!!! We made new friends during our trip, including Jefferson (our tour guide) who is super knowledgeable and fun! We learned so
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Response from PeruHop, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
Responded 4 days ago
Hey Euau, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with our guide Jefferson, sounds like he really exceeded your expectations. Our guides are fun and enthusiastic people who love sharing about their country and are ready to help you with whatever you need. Advice, assistance and excellent inside information about every destination. Thanks again for your review, all the best! The Peru Hop Team
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This is such a great trip to do to explore some hidden gems in Peru! Paracas & Huacachina were both incredible destinations I am super glad to have ticked off my bucket list. My experience with Peru hop was easy and enjoyable, we had fantastic guides Alex & Aaron, they were
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Response from PeruHop, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
Responded 4 days ago
Hey Jordsthorn, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are delighted to hear you loved Paracas and Huacachina! At Peru Hop, our goal is to completely immerse you in this magnificently fascinating culture. Thanks again for your review, all the best with your future travels! The Peru Hop Team
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I went on this excursion a few days ago and found that Peru Hop packed in an awesome itinerary for 1 short day. Lisa Marie was our fun, energetic guide and was terrific at giving us all the info we needed to get the most out of our day- from cruising around wildlife on the
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Response from PeruHop, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Paracas and Huacachina from Lima with Ballestas Islands and Sand Boarding
Responded 5 days ago
Hello Heather, Thank you for choosing Peru Hop and writing a great review! We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with our guide Luisa-Marie, sounds like she really exceeded your expectations. Just like her, all give excellent information about each destination, and they can also help recommend restaurants and hotels that suit your budget. Thanks again for your review, all the best with your future travels! The Peru Hop Team
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Key Details
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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